Maryland ranked as 4th-best state for working from home, WalletHub study

BALTIMORE, MD—With a large segment of the workforce working from home at least part of the time, the personal-finance website WalletHub this week released its report on the Best States for Working from Home, showing where people can save the most money and be most comfortable while working remotely. WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across […]

AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile customers face widespread outages across U.S.

BALTIMORE, MD—Approximately 32,000 AT&T customers were reported to have experienced service disruptions across the U.S. on Thursday morning, according to the tracking site DownDetector. The outages were concentrated in areas such as Baltimore, Houston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Atlanta, with more than 50,000 customers reporting issues in the affected areas, NBC News reports. Verizon and T-Mobile customers also reported […]

Maryland named 2023’s 7th most vulnerable state to identity theft, WalletHub study

BALTIMORE, MD—Identity theft and fraud cost Americans billions of their hard-earned dollars each year, and new dangers such as the recent MOVEit data breach are popping up all the time. Some places are more susceptible to this issue than others, though. For example, the District of Columbia tops the list of the places most vulnerable to identity theft and fraud, […]

Governor Moore announces $27 million in device investment to improve internet access for underserved households across Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore has announced the award of more than 133,000 laptops to 27 local governments and their partners for distribution to underserved households in communities across Maryland. The $27.2 million investment through the Office of Statewide Broadband’s Connected Devices Program is part of an effort to ensure Marylanders have the technology required to access reliable, high-speed internet. “These […]

Governor Moore announces $69 million in federal funds to support affordable high-speed internet access for unserved Marylanders

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore on Monday announced $69 million in federal funding for two new programs to help more Marylanders access high-speed, affordable internet. Administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Office of Statewide Broadband, the two programs, Home Stretch for Public Housing and Home Stretch for Difficult to Serve Properties, are expected to provide internet access […]

Governor Moore launches Maryland ActNow campaign to close digital divide

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week launched the Maryland ActNow campaign in partnership with EducationSuperHighway, to further close the digital divide by extending broadband internet access to all Marylanders and making it more affordable. The governor was joined by U.S. Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary Don Graves, state and local officials, and leadership from non-profit EducationSuperHighway to illustrate the campaign […]

County Executive Olszewski, Comcast announce rural broadband expansion to cover 99% of unserved northern Baltimore County residences

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday joined Comcast to announce a new $7.4 million grant from the Maryland Office of Statewide Broadband’s Connect Maryland Network Infrastructure Grant Program, which will support the expansion of high-speed broadband service to 450 additional homes in rural areas in northern Baltimore County. In combination with prior grant-funded expansion efforts and ongoing strong […]

Baltimore County to receive over $7 million in grants to expand broadband access

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore on Wednesday announced that Maryland is awarding nearly $92 million to expand high-speed internet access to an estimated 14,500 households and businesses across the state through Connect Maryland, an initiative to close the digital divide through the Office of Statewide Broadband. The Connect Maryland Network Infrastructure Grant Program made 35 awards to Internet Service Providers and […]